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Lane Electronics introducing FIBRECO connectors across UK and Europe

Posted 31 August 2023

Lane Electronics have signed a new Franchise Agreement with Cinch Connectivity for the distribution of the FIBRECO range of expanded beam fibre-optic connectors across the UK and Europe.

Above: The Cinch FIBRECO range of connectors stocked by Lane Electronics.
Courtesy Lane Electronics

FIBRECO expanded beam connectors and cable assemblies offer high performance, flexible, cost-effective solutions to critical harsh environment communication applications such as aerospace, defence and security.

Lane Electronics will service existing UK FIBRECO customers and develop new business using in-house connector stock, value-added cable assemblies and back-to-back supply from the FIBRECO facility where required.

The Fibreco product range includes expanded beam cable assemblies that utilise connectors such as Fibreco Junior, Mini & Senior and D38999, as well as Stratos HMA connectors.

Nick Wheeler, Sales Director of Lane Electronics, said: “This addition to our product portfolio will enhance our fibre-optic and harsh environment connector offering, adding value to a broad range of our existing and new customers with access to another prestige and globally recognised manufacturer.”  

Keeley Jefferies, European Distribution Manager of Cinch Connectivity Solutions, said: “Cinch are the market leading manufacturer of fibre optic expanded beam connectivity, and partnering with Lane Electronics with our Fibreco product range gives our customers a wide availability of our product portfolio with short turnaround times, and the ability to service small to large volume requirements.”

FIBRECO has over 110 years of fibre optic connector development experience within their engineering team and in addition to a wide standard connector range is able to work with customers to create bespoke connectors in both large and small production volumes. Projects undertaken include super heavy-duty connectors for oil and gas drilling applications, wet-mate expanded beam inserts for sub-sea connectors, hermetically sealed expanded beam connectors for mil-aero applications and hybrid electrical/optical connectors for naval ballistics applications.

As a franchised distributor for many of the industry’s major electrical and electronic connector manufacturers, Lane Electronics are the preferred connector source across many industry sectors including defence, avionics, motorsport, marine, communications, medical, test and measurement, general industrial solutions and geophysical. A major source for all key connector types, Lane Electronics have a multi-million-pound connector and piece-part stockholding and can offer next-day delivery.

Lane Electronics Ltd – also widely known as FC Lane Electronics Ltd – is part of the Lodge Group which includes high reliability circular and military connector manufacturer Weald Electronics. Lane Electronics is a franchised distributor for many of the industry’s electrical and electronic connector manufacturers including HUBER+ SUHNER, Souriau, Radiall and Pancon.



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